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Adelup bares latest Cabinet appointees

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THE Governor’s Office made several Cabinet appointments last week, naming new department heads and moving some to other positions.

Former Department of Administration Deputy Director George Santos started last week as the director of the Department of Labor.

Santos will be working closely with Alfredo Antolin Jr., the newly appointed director of the Agency for Human Resources Development.

The Governor’s Office also announced the appointment of Anthony “Tony” Blaz as deputy director of the Department of Administration.

Santos recently was the deputy director of DOA. Before joining the Calvo administration, he was the Guam Community College assistant director of Apprenticeship Training. In this capacity, Santos took the lead role in ensuring the Apprenticeship Training Program develops and grows in line with the anticipated military buildup.

Santos, a Marquette University graduate, has over 30 years of experience in the areas of management, finance, administration, education, and marketing, according to the Governor’s Office.

Antolin had an extensive career in workforce development, pioneering several workforce programs at AHRD in various positions between 2002 and 2006. He was most previously the executive director of the Rota Casino Gaming Commission, and has years of workforce development and management experience under his belt, according to the Governor’s Office.

Antolin, while in Rota, also worked for the Office of the Mayor of Rota, where he was instrumental in developing grant programs for workforce development. He was also a special policy advisor in the 30th Guam Legislature to Sens. Rory Respicio and Judi Guthertz. Antolin has a Bachelor of Arts from Salve Regina University in Newport, Rhode Island and has over 10 years of government experience.

Blaz is a former senator and former administrator of the Guam Economic Development Authority. He has helped build Guam’s relationship with the capital markets and assisted agencies with capital-raising activities, according to the Governor’s Office.

Blaz – along with the bond counsel, bond underwriters and financial advisors – also delivered major bond financings for the government, which include the landfill bond, the COLA/income tax refund bond, and the JFK financing project.

Blaz has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Notre Dame and a Masters in Public Administration from the University of Guam. His background is in finance and accounting.

“I welcome these gentlemen to our team and with the expectation that they are also committed to excellence in public service,” Gov. Eddie Calvo said.

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